Hostels in Yukon TerritoryHostels in Yukon Territory

You are looking for hostels in Yukon Territory? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Yukon Territory hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Yukon Territory.

All Cities in Yukon Territory

We list every single hostel in Yukon Territory and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Yukon Territory for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Yukon Territory hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Yukon Territory. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Yukon Territory

Yukon Territory, Canada, is the smallest in both size and population of Canada's three territories. Yukon is located northwest of Canada, above British Columbia and next to Alaska. Many people visit the Yukon for the same reasons that they visit Alaska -- for the nature, the mountains, the lakes, the glaciers, the wildlife, and the adventure sports. Many people go skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, white water rafting, canoeing, hiking, and dog sledding. It is possible to see moose, elk, caribou, deer, bison, mountain goat, foxes, or lynx; you can also go bird watching. Many tourists visit the Yukon in hopes to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, more commonly called the Northern Lights. Sparsely populated places like the Yukon are excellent places for viewing the Aurora, as the is little light pollution, which makes it easier to view the night sky. The best time to see the Northern Lights is in the autumn and the winter.

Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon and is also its only city. As Whitehorse is such a small city, with around twenty-five thousand people, there are limited Yukon Territory, Canada hostel options here. Be sure to book your Yukon Territory, Canada hostel in advance so that you have an affordable place to stay. Yukon Territory, Canada hostel options include Whitehorse and the small town Dawson City, which is located on the Yukon River, north of Whitehorse and close to the border to Alaska.

The climate in the Yukon is subarctic, with long cold winters and short summers. Like other subarctic and arctic regions, in the summer the sun does not set and in the winter the days are brief. The historical reason that drew European settlers to the Yukon to live and work was the mining industry. In the late nineteenth century, the Yukon was split from the Northwest Territories due to the population increase stemming from the Gold Rush. A large percentage of the Yukon population is considered to be part of the Canadian First Nations. There are plenty of museums and cultural centres to share the history and traditions of these Aboriginal peoples. Many local First Nations artists sell traditional Aboriginal art and moccasins in the gift shops.

The Yukon is something of an adventurer's paradise; its tourism motto is "Larger than Life." The pristine and rugged natural vistas are what make this little-known Canadian region a must-visit. Book your Yukon Territory, Canada hostel and visit now. You won't regret it!

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Handwritten by local expert for Yukon Territory hostels Shannon Neuber

Travel Tips for Yukon Territory - from the Community

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Whitehorse is a great city for the outdoor enthusiast. Make sure you take a dip in the Takhini Hot Springs. If you're looking for nightlife though, look elsewhere.

Yes, Dawson City is a heck of a place. If you like truly amazing music in a great setting Dawson City is the place to be. But also do not forget to get a look at the Gold fields around Dawson City-- they are the reason why Dawson is on the map. Best would be to rent a bike and not take a tour because then one can …

FAQ on Hostels in Yukon Territory

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Yukon Territory?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Yukon Territory here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Yukon Territory safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.